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Poster: Kabur Naj Date: Oct 16, 2008 10:48am
Forum: faqs Subject: Trouble uploading new files to a previously created item

Hi there,

I was trying to update one of my posted items ("DoctorowOnCopyrightVonLohmannOnDrm"), but the permissions apparently only allow me to delete or overwrite existing files, not contribute new material?

Specifically what I wanted to do was replace a single CD-length audio file with the individual tracks instead. I started by deleting all the old files that I wanted to get rid of, but then when I tried to upload the replacement files, I received an error message to the effect of "Make sure you have permission to put files on this server."

Am I missing something, or is this in fact the intended behaviour of the archive? (If the latter, then I assume that iasupport[AT]archive[DOT]org can wave their magic wand and give me permission to add the stuff I want, on a case-by-case basis, right?)

A related question (which affects a different posted item of mine) is: Suppose I'm uploading an audiobook, and I want to contribute each chapter as it is completed. Short of waiting 'til I have all the files in hand or perhaps just uploading a bunch of dummy files and then overwriting them as each new chapter becomes available, what *is* the preferred/intended way for me to go about using the archive for this kind of project?

Cheers,
-Jan

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Poster: kustota Date: Oct 16, 2008 6:51pm
Forum: faqs Subject: Re: Trouble uploading new files to a previously created item

you should be able to add new files without any special attention from admins. by any chance, do your files have any 'forbidden' characters in theyr names? that might be the issue.

This post was modified by kustota on 2008-10-17 01:51:13

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Poster: Kabur Naj Date: Oct 16, 2008 8:20pm
Forum: faqs Subject: Re: Trouble uploading new files to a previously created item

Brilliant! I had spaces in the original filenames. Converting them to camel case appears to have solved my problem.

Much obliged.

-Jan